News Archive, Tag: donna creighton

Dom Parsons at the 2016 Skeleton World Championships. PICTURE: Charlie Booker

Third top-ten finish for PhD student Dom Parsons as Skeleton and Bobsleigh World Champs conclude

22 February 2016

University of Bath PhD student Dom Parsons recorded another top-ten finish at the Skeleton World Championships in Igls, Austria. Parsons (pictured), who has recently recovered from an ankle injury, was tenth after the first day of competition and maintained that position with the seventh and 12th best runs respectively in heats three and four. It was the third time the Mechanical Engineering student, who is supported by the University’s Dual Career programme, had finished in...

PhD student Dom Parsons in four-strong GB squad for Skeleton World Championships

09 February 2016

University of Bath PhD student Dom Parsons (pictured) is one of four sliders selected by Great Britain Skeleton for next week’s ISBF World Championships in Igls, Austria. Sochi 2014 Olympian Parsons, who is studying Mechanical Engineering and supported by the University's Dual Career programme, is joined in an experienced squad by David Swift, Laura Deas and Donna Creighton. Parsons was seventh at last year’s World Championships and has recorded five top-ten finishes on the World Cup...

Laura Deas won bronze at the ISBF Skeleton World Cup in Lake Placid in January 2016

Another top-five finish for slider Laura Deas ahead of Skeleton World Championships team announcement

08 February 2016

Laura Deas warmed up for the ISBF World Championships with a fifth-placed finish in the latest round of Skeleton World Cup action in St Moritz on Friday. Deas, who trains at the University of Bath with the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association, was just 0.38secs behind race winner Janine Flock and remains fourth in the overall World Cup standings with one race to go. Friday’s competition also doubled as the European Championships, with Deas just...

Laura Deas won bronze at the ISBF Skeleton World Cup in Lake Placid in January 2016

Another Skeleton World Cup medal for Laura Deas as GB bobsleigh men go mighty close to podium

11 January 2016

University of Bath-based slider Laura Deas won another medal and the GB four-man bob missed out by just four-hundredths of a second during a highly-encouraging start to 2016 for the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association (BBSA). Five medals were also won by Britain’s young bobsleigh athletes in St Moritz, including a clean sweep of podium places in the women’s race, as GB continued their dominance of the Winter Youth Olympic qualifying competition. Deas, who won...

Top-ten finish on World Cup return for bobsleigh driver John Jackson

14 December 2015

John Jackson made a stylish return to World Cup action for the first time in nearly two years as he guided Great Britain to eighth spot in the four-man bobsleigh on Sunday. Jackson, who trains at the University of Bath, last competed at the top level at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics (pictured) and missed the whole of last season with a long-standing Achilles injury. He won silver on European Cup duty in Winterberg last...

Donna Creighton, ice coach Eric Bernotas and Laura Deas, who won gold in the opening skeleton World Cup race of 2015-16

Laura Deas wins gold and bobsleigh men add silver during great weekend for BBSA athletes

30 November 2015

A brilliant gold medal for slider Laura Deas and silver in the four-man bob made for a stunning start to the season for the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association athletes based at the University of Bath. Deas produced a sensational performance in Altenberg, Germany on Friday to pip home slider Tina Hermann to gold in the first BMW IBSF World Cup skeleton race of the 2015-16 season. “It’s a dream start,” said Deas, who won...

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